Simple Command Center

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I am a complete sucker for frames.  Little frames, magnet frames, keychain frames, big frames, and REALLY BIG FRAMES.

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Cut It Out Frames has the most AMAZING hugely ginormous frames, and when I had the opportunity to find room in my house for a few of them, I went into planning mode.  There aren’t too many spots in my house where a large (think 32″ wide x 41″ tall) frame can go, so I went scouting.  My kitchen had a “pseudo” command center that has always been FINE, but really just a place to throw craft store Bed Bath and Beyond coupons for about 4 months after they expire.

Here was my before:

simple command center

simple command center

So I painted my Cut It Out Frame and headed off to IKEA with my bestie.  We shopped in peace for 4 hours without our children or our husbands.  It was magical.

There were corners of IKEA we had never been into – because by the time we got that far with the husbands, they were rolling us right-on-by those hidden corners.

 “Let’s GO”, they’d say.

“We need to leave”

“You don’t need to look at this room too.”

So IKEA and I had a date, and I bought some super fun accessories for my new “clean” wall.

simple command center

I bought a roll of bulletin board material and cut it to fit the backing of my Cut It Out Frame.

I used double sided foam tape to adhere the bulletin board to the backing, then placed it back in the frame.

simple command center

simple command center

I didn’t go crazy with menus and calendars because I just know I won’t use them.

 I just needed a zone.

A place to put things that still looks pretty.

Simple and pretty.

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Do you use a command center in your kitchen?  Is it simple and pretty or full and disorganized?

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I’ve also rounded up some more command centers for you to check out!  So many fun ideas, so few walls to make them happen!

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About Melanie L.

Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

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